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Re: Volvo R Track Special: Brake Lines and Heat Shields (vizwiz)

More info on the titanium shims effectiveness here: http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...age=2

KVB-R tracked with these and got these two views of the same shim afterwards:

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Note how the pad side is all scorched from the heat, but that the heat has not transferred to the caliper side. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

Modified by vizwiz at 8:37 AM 4-12-2007
 

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Re: Volvo R Track Special: Brake Lines and Heat Shields (vizwiz)

Wow, nice deal!!! I have these and they're great! Fairly easy DYI too (couple hours for the lines, practically nothing for the shields).
-Aaron
 

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Re: Volvo R Track Special: Brake Lines and Heat Shields (vizwiz)

Is it worth getting the Ti shims if you are not tracking your car?
 

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Re: Volvo R Track Special: Brake Lines and Heat Shields (mike_c70)

Quote, originally posted by mike_c70 »
Is it worth getting the Ti shims if you are not tracking your car?

If you use your brakes often at speed, yes. The R is a heavy car and the heat generated from the brakes will have to go somewhere. The shims will help shield the brake caliper pistons from the heat and prolong the pistons and seals' life.
 

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Re: Volvo R Track Special: Brake Lines and Heat Shields (mike_c70)

Quote, originally posted by mike_c70 »
Is it worth getting the Ti shims if you are not tracking your car?

Really depends on how you drive your car. Some good indications that these would work for your street use are: 1) you need to change pads/fluids more frequently than the maintenance schedule, 2) you sometimes get brake fade where the stopping power is not as strong as normal under heavy braking.
 

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Re: Volvo R Track Special: Brake Lines and Heat Shields (vizwiz)

so no discount on just the heat shields? poopy
 
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